Poll

  • #1

    Poll: what do you play against the sicilian defense as white?  Please give full variations.

  • #2

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c3.

    Sorry, fixed nowWink

  • #3
    trysts wrote:

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c6.


    do you ever come across 2...d5 or 2...e6 from black because those are the main responses

  • #4

    2.c6 is illegal

  • #5
    Ziryab wrote:

    2.c6 is illegal


    I think Trysts means 2.c3

  • #6
    RapidGeneralX wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c6.


    do you ever come across 2...d5 or 2...e6 from black because those are the main responses


    Yes.

  • #7

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.

  • #8

    3. Bb5 (Rossolimo or Moscow, depending on their response). There's some theory to it, but it throws most players at my level immediately out of the book. If they exchange bishops, I set up a Maroczy bind, and go from there.

  • #9
    NachtWulf wrote:

    3. Bb5. There's some theory to it, but it throws most players at my level immediately out of the book.


    It was a pain when IM John Donaldson played that against me in a simul a few years ago. I'm better now, and have learned to deal with that move. I've also switched from the Sicilian to the French.

  • #10
    Ziryab wrote:

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.


    Do you go into a smith morra gambit?

  • #11
    RapidGeneralX wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.


    Do you go into a smith morra gambit?


    I like the line 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 for White and play it in blitz.

    Opponents who play 4...cxb2 often regret it.

  • #12

    I play 1.d4, but if I switched to e4, I would play the c3 Sicilian, for sure. IQP positions happen already in a ton of my games, and the semi-open games after Nf3/d4 almost never occur.

  • #13

    Weirdest poll ever

  • #14
    heinzie wrote:

    Weirdest poll ever


    You're not familiar with polls of constituents by American politicians.

    Which is the better vegetable?

    a. apple

    b. orange

    c. banana

    d. coconut

  • #15

    Maybe a tomato, except on Sunday.

  • #16
    Ziryab wrote:
    heinzie wrote:

    Weirdest poll ever


    You're not familiar with polls of constituents by American politicians.

    Which is the better vegetable?

    a. apple

    b. orange

    c. banana

    d. coconut


    e. pizza

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  • #19

    I avoid it entirely:

  • #20

    Please, do not post such discussions of such politics on my forum.  Thank you

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